Killa Kev & Kev Nash recap a crazy week! That included Jussie Smollett updates, R. Kelly getting arrested on new sexual abuse charges, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution after getting a “Happy Ending”. Zion Williamson’s Nike shoe blowout, and getting your addiction phone in check. Plus, the Klan is coming to town! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
Dayton, Ohio band Beesly stops by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock to talk about their fantastic new self titled album, Beesly.
“Much has changed for Beesly since its first public performance, a 3 a.m. set at Relay for Life in Sharonville in June 2014. Kyle Cloud (bass, vocals), Ben Grogg (guitar, vocals), Austin Labig (drums, vocals), Daniel Wilcher (guitar, keys, vocals) recently discussed the local band’s evolution and impressive new album, “Beesly,” which was released on Jan. 11.
Origin story: “We all knew each other from high school and had played previously as a band my senior year, 2013, but we decided to take it more seriously in 2014,” Wilcher said. “We started out as the States, which was always a placeholder name for us, and changed our name to Beesly in early 2015. The name comes from ‘The Office.’ Since then we’ve had several member changes — Ben joined in 2015 and Austin joined in 2016.”
Creative process: “The songwriting process is never very consistent for us,” Wilcher said. “Sometimes one person will come in with a song they wrote and then everyone else learns it and adds their own little flavor to it. Other times it is fully collaborative. The one thing we’re doing more is writing while recording. Now that we have access to Pro Tools, and I also have GarageBand on my phone, we can make a beat we really like, then write melodies and lyrics as we add layers to the beat. I think it gets us more excited about a song as opposed to writing on a piano or guitar and wondering what it’s going to sound like with layers.”
Home recording: “We recorded it all at Austin’s apartment using Pro Tools on his computer,” Wilcher said. “It was mixed and mastered by Aaron Rochotte, who is an audio engineer in Nashville. He’s a childhood friend of Ben’s, which is how we started working with him. The sessions started in May of 2017 and we didn’t finish recording until November of 2018. Since we were recording ourselves, we knew we could take as much time as we wanted, do as many takes as we wanted, and get as creative as we wanted because we were recording everything on our own time. Our producing and recording got much better throughout the process as well.”
“This is also how we record my other band, Knavery,” Labig added, “and we’re starting to record other artists as well.”
Looking ahead: “We’re already working on new music,” Wilcher said. “I’d expect to release more in 2019.”
“This year the plan is to expand our digital catalogue and online presence,” Cloud added.
Artist info: www.faceook.com/beeslyband.” Don Thrasher, Dayton Daily News
#2 Fly On the Wall
#3 Tell Me Now!
#4 Out Of My Mind
Food Adventures Dayton is comprised of three local foodies who share their love of Dayton cuisine with friends on social media and MostMetro.com! They don’t just list the menu items, they eat those menu items and take their own photos. Food Adventure’s mission is to inform listeners about some great places and menu items that you may not know about. Their goal is an informative, entertaining blog, with a sense of humor. Whether casual food, formal dining, street food, or festivals, they leave no plate unturned!
C-Money Baby aka Cameron Gray is a rapper from East Dayton, Ohio. He released the new album, “Cut Different” in January 2019 with critical praise and local love. He stopped by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock.
#1 Big Dawg
#2 Don’t Say Shhh
#3 Money Don’t
What is a Montessori school? We see the name scrolling when there are school closures. Is that a religious school? a charter school? Something altogether different? Our host Libby Ballengee learns in this episode that it’s the latter in this community conversation with leaders from the Gloria Dei Montessori school in Dayton.
Founded in 1962 by nationally renowned Montessori expert Virginia Varga, Gloria Dei is one of the oldest Montessori Schools in the country, serving students from 18 months through 8th grade. Gloria Dei is nestled in a quiet neighborhood north of Dayton in a converted tool & dye shop with lovely wooded grounds, homey classrooms, and ample room for outdoor projects and play. Students come from all around the Dayton area and are a little microcosm of the amazing diversity found in our city.
Gloria Dei provides an authentic Montessori education with carefully-arranged, multi-age classrooms that give children sensory materials from which to learn, freedom from rigid desks and time limits, and opportunities for collaboration and feedback from peers. This nurturing environment in turn fosters responsibility, independence, and innovation. Students also participate in many field trips around Dayton including performances at the Schuster Center, service projects at Aullwood Audubon, and physical education activities such as ice skating at Riverscape.
Their major project this year is developing a scholarship fund to bridge the gap in the low-income scholarship amount and our actual tuition amount. Gloria Dei welcomed 22 low-income students this year but with each student they assume a deficit of $2150.
Interested in donating to our scholarship fund? Please consider donating in the following ways:
- Online to their charitable checking account with The Dayton Foundation (account number 7576, https://www.daytonfoundation.org/ccgift.html)
- Using the enclosed envelope to mail a check to The Dayton Foundation.
NOTE: Making a gift to Gloria Dei through The Dayton Foundation is fully tax deductible!
Where is Gloria Dei?
615 Shiloh Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45415
earn more: gloriadeimontessori.org
Killa Kev & Kev Nash recap a trash Super Bowl, pulling the race card with Gucci and Justin Fields at Ohio State, the highs and lows of the NBA trade deadline, hair units, and Grammy’s trivia! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
@MoriahHaven returns to @GemCityPodcast to chat with @theizzyrock about her new EP, The Growth Project Chapter 2.
Moriah Haven is a Singer-Songwriter, whose projects utilize various concept characters, with each expressing a clear idea in their own voice. Though, spoken through many characters, her projects seek to reflect her personal beliefs, in hopes of raising awareness (and removing stigmas) on speaking openly about mental illness, surviving abuse, body positivity, and sexuality, and LBGTQ+ rights. With her own intimate history concerning these matters, her songs often facilitate these discussions with a brutal, poetic honesty.
“For me, singing is mostly about the articulation of emotional intention through melody. The arts, and music in particular, seem to connect us with each other on a spiritual level like nothing else quite can; creating a unique human connection you rarely see manifesting through other expressions.”
Growing up with strong roots in Appalachian Music, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, and Gospel, her performances pay homage to the tradition of these genres, often evoking an era and style more reminiscent of times past. She is a lover of tradition, as much as she is of experimentation, who learned to sing in her Grandmother’s Country Church, and taught herself how to use midi in her home studio. Though many of her projects may not seem palatable to many mainstream Christian sensibilities, faith is still a guiding force in this black sheep’s art. Though Haven herself may often seek to test juxtapositions in her presentation, one can rest assured, that she’s always doing her best to stay genuine at heart, while reflecting that sincerely through heart.
#1 I Know You’re Lying
#2 Two Wrongs
#3 The One
#4 Shame, Shame
Jennifer Taylor is a firecracker! She’s got a creative spirit that shines in this episode. Jennifer is a Dayton-based photographer, director, musician, arts advocate, as well as a project manager at K-12 Gallery. She’s got a passion for Dayton Ohio and the art community here, which is enthusiastically shared by our host Libby Ballengee. In this conversation, Libby finds out more about what inspires Jennifer, and her various projects, from K-12, to her own music, film & photography projects.
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Check out Jennifer’s film “The Fall League” about Dayton’s senior slow pitch softball leagues.
Check out Jennifer’s latest band novena: https://www.facebook.com/ourunfailingnovena/
Check out Jennifer’s photography: https://www.facebook.com/jennifertaylorphotographer/ or on Instagram @jennifertaylor.photographer
Killa Kev & Kev Nash are back talking about both Fyre Festival documentaries, Super Bowl 53 , biggest events they’ve ever attended, and classic road trip stories! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.